|Author||William T. Rowe|
|Publisher||Harvard University Press|
|Publication Date||February 15, 2010|
In a brisk revisionist history, William Rowe challenges the standard narrative of Qing China as a decadent, inward-looking state that failed to keep pace with the modern West. This original, thought-provoking history of China's last empire is a must-read for understanding the challenges facing China today.